Five from 4th Estate

Five from 4th Estate: revealing the most interesting corners of the internet, one page at a time. This week listen, watch and read the best things we’ve found online just for you, from us at 4th Estate.


Michael Chabon’s terrific new book Telegraph Avenue was an intimate epic set to the laid-back beat of classic soul-jazz. Now you can listen to all the songs featured in the book, either while you read it (if you haven’t already, get it now) or to bring back memories of the book. Or lean back and listen as you read the rest of Five from 4th Estate.


This week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced that Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are being adapted for the stage and will feature in their Winter season of events. Watch Mantel discussing the adaptation here and start debating about who will be cast as Cromwell.


T.S. Eliot worked in a bank. Philip Larkin was employed by a library. George Saunders clocked on at the slaughterhouse. But writers are often shy when it comes to revealing what they do (aside from writing) to earn money. Why? Full Stop makes T.S. Eliot their Employee of the Month and investigates.


4th Estate has reissued three Doris Lessing novels and given them beautiful new designs – look out for new copies of The Golden Notebook, The Grass is Singing and The Good Terrorist. Persephone Books will feature The Golden Notebook in their book group and we’ve given them a pile of books to give out for free! If you want to take part in the reading group, go here.


Always at the cutting edge of publishing, always looking out for the new thing, always prepared for the next big voice, we’ve found a list of 10 under 10: writers to watch. Youth is not wasted on the young.

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